Criminal Law

Trial Continues Against Man Accused of Triple Murder

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the case of an Idaho man charged with murdering his wife and his girlfriend’s two youngest children in what prosecutors said was a callous scheme for money, power and sex.

“Three dead bodies … and for what?” prosecutor Lindsey Blake told jurors in the trial of Chad Daybell. “Money, power and sex — that’s what the defendant cared about.”

Daybell, 55, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit murder and grand theft in connection with the 2019 deaths of Tammy Daybell, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if Daybell is convicted.

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